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Lupin III: Napoleon no Jisho wo Ubae

Alternative Titles

English: Lupin III: Napoleon
Synonyms: Rupan Sansei: Napoleon no Jisho wo Ubae, Lupin III: Steal Napoleon's Dictionary, Lupin III: Napoleon's Dictionary
Japanese: ルパン三世『ナポレオンの辞書を奪え』


Type: Special
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Aug 9, 1991
Producers: VAP, Tokyo Movie Shinsha
Licensors: Discotek Media
Studios: None found, add some
Source: Unknown
Duration: 1 hr. 30 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.901 (scored by 1,247 users)
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Ranked: #39002
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Popularity: #5729
Members: 3,137
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Lupin has a lively time of it this time in a classic car race from Madrid to Paris. The race prize is Napoleon's dictionary, which contains the key to the Treasure of the Empire, something that just about everybody seems to be after. Lupin and his buddies take off after the prize, pursued not only by the perennial Inspector, but also by an army of secret agents from around the world. Classic cars and state-of-the-art weapons heighten the speed and thrills of this adventure.

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Dezaki, Osamu
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Kawagoe, Jun
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Ohno, Yuji

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Sep 28, 2009
Psycho_Sanji (All reviews)
Napoleon's Dictionary is a pretty good early Lupin special.

Lupin is after Napoleon's Dictionary because, as you could imagine, it has information that can lead to a treasure. Lupin enters a old fashioned car race with the dictionary as the prize, and his gunslinger partner Jigen comes along for the ride. Fujiko is of course also after the treasure, and the classy samurai Goemon shows up to help his friends.

This is one of the less elaborate Lupin stories, feeling more like an extended episode of the TV series than a movie. This is not necessarily a bad thing, but it does lack the epic feel of read more
Jan 2, 2016
sizest300 (All reviews)
Lupin and the gang are back in the 90’s for some more treasure stealing fun. This time, Lupin and Jigen join an old funny car race from Madrid to Paris with the prize being Napoleon’s Dictionary. The dictionary, of course, holds a secret to finding a great treasure.

This having one of the lesser strange plots and no crazy plot “twists” like Mamo (first movie) and Gold Babylon (movie 1985). It more or less sticks to what makes Lupin great; a crazy fun action ride with quick wit much like the TV show. It was even directed by the well-known Osamu Dezaki (Aim for the Ace, read more


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